dips, spreads and sauces

Artichoke Roasted Hazelnut Dip

March 28, 2015 All Year

roasted hazelnut artichoke dip

This artichoke roasted hazelnut dip is inspired by one of the homemade spreads at Purple Cafe. I had the pleasure of dining there last week with my family when two of my boys’ spring breaks coincided for one brief but lovely weekend. I split the batch and made half with

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Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers, Sesame Seeds and Homemade Chickpeas

May 11, 2014 All Year

roasted red pepper hummus and sliced cucumbers

Hummus with roasted red peppers, homemade chickpeas, and whole hulled white sesame seeds.

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Cucumber, Olive, Parsley and Feta Enhanced Hummus

February 2, 2014 dips, spreads and sauces

hummus topped with veggies and feta

With half an hour until the Super Bowl kickoff I’m popping by Fit and Fed to show you the appetizer I’m about to serve. I’m not a big football fan but in this town, this year, the Super Bowl is practically mandatory! The grocery stores yesterday were more crowded than I’ve ever seen them. No […]

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Pistachio Macadamia Nut Butter

June 29, 2013 All Year

macadamia pistachio nut butter from Fit and Fed, shown with Mary's Gone Crackers

An easy to make homemade nut butter using macadamia nuts and pistachios.

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Silken Tofu Mayonnaise

September 7, 2012 All Year

small jar of homemade silken tofu mayonnaise shown next to a butter knife

A simple, quick recipe for homemade tofu-based mayonnaise. Protein-rich, light and low-cal.

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Walnut Butter

July 23, 2012 All Year

How to make homemade walnut butter with a Vitamix.

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Hummus made with Sesame Seeds and Homemade Chickpeas

June 12, 2012 All Year

This hummus recipe is at least a little different from the many others out there, using fresh homemade chickpeas and whole sesame seeds blended with lemon juice and a few other ingredients to make a tahini sauce to blend with the chickpeas.

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Mango Salsa

April 17, 2012 Dairy free

Mango-sweet, lime juice-tangy, and a little jalapeno hot: mango salsa from smooth, non-stringy Ataulfo mangoes is good on burritos, tostadas, or just on top of beans and rice.

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Asian-Style Almond Cilantro Sesame Dressing for Stir-Fry, Noodles, or Salad

April 14, 2012 All Year

An indulgent Asian-style dressing that’s creamy with almond butter, gingered, hot, sweet and sour, and cilantro-flavored all at once. Works on noodles, in a stir-fry, or on a chopped cabbage salad.

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Homemade Vegan Nutella

April 3, 2012 Dairy free

A vegan homemade hazelnut-chocolate spread, like Nutella, made with dark chocolate, DuChilly hazelnuts, coconut milk, and unrefined sugar. Served on French toast with sliced bananas on top.

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